The Incredibles

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Bringing loads of wit and tons of fun to the animated superhero genre, The Incredibles easily lives up to its name.

97%

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Total Count: 242

75%

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Once one of the world's top masked crime fighters, Bob Parr--known to all as "Mr. Incredible"--fought evil and saved lives on a daily basis. But now fifteen years later, Bob and his wife--a famous superhero in her own right--have adopted civilian identities and retreated to the suburbs to live normal lives with their three kids. Now he's a clock-punching insurance claims adjuster fighting boredom and a bulging waistline. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top-secret assignment.

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Cast

Craig T. Nelson
as Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible
Holly Hunter
as Helen Parr/Elastigirl
Samuel L. Jackson
as Lucius Best/Frozone
Jason Lee
as Buddy Pine/Syndrome
Dominique Louis
as Bomb Voyage
Teddy Newton
as Newsreel Narrator
Jean Sincere
as Mrs. Hogenson
Wallace Shawn
as Gilbert Huph
Sarah Vowell
as Violet Parr
Spencer Fox
as Dashiell "Dash" Parr
Brad Bird
as Edna Mode 'E'
Bud Luckey
as Rick Dicker
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  • Aug 15, 2017
    The Incredibles is the pinnacle of superhero animation. Not to mention this is my favourite Pixar animation, this is also my favourite superhero film. A genre that is ridiculously exhausted now, The Incredibles took superheroes and made them relatable, human...and damn likeable. They are just like us, with families and a desire to do good in the world. Sure they have powers that neither me, you or the pet cat have, but it was refreshing to watch the day-to-day lives of a super heroic family. The family we follow is the Parr family, in particular the focus is on Mr Incredible. Washed up, old and trying to earn a living, he desires to be the famed superhero that he once was. Where to begin with this? Outstanding animation, perfect voice casting, memorable characters, inventive plot and one of the most quotable scripts of all time. There is no way anyone can hate on this film, no way. Every character is superb, from the charming Parr family to the villainous Syndrome (who by the way, is your biggest fan...). But the champion is the one, the only...Edna Mode. Every scene with her, is comedic genius. Where her spinoff film? I would pay top dollar to see that! The script is phenomenally quotable and plagued with famous scenes. "Where's my super suit!?", "No capes!!", "Go home buddy, I work alone." and a personal favourite "Coincidence? I think NOT!". Consistently funny, witty and charming, you don't get scripts like these in every family film. The plot was engrossing with no pointless scenes, the pacing was rapid and builds up to the final battle sequence. The superpowers were creative, heck even the baby has some damn awesome superpowers. A baby!? When was the last time you saw that in a film? Oh and Samuel L Jackson was perfect voice casting for Frozone, without a doubt. In my opinion, drum roll please, Pixar haven't exceeded with an animation since The Incredibles. This being one of my favourite films of all time, this is a super duper ridiculously easy perfect rating. Where's my sequel? I need it now.
    Luke A Super Reviewer
  • Jun 19, 2016
    Fun, action-packed and subversive, The Incredibles is both a fun superhero comedy and an emotional family drama - and it pulls off both of them with ease and makes a case for smarter family entertainment.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 11, 2016
    The Incredibles is a Disney-Pixar animation starring a voice cast which includes Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, and Holly Hunter. After lawsuits bring disapproval of superhero presence, Mr. Incredible and his wife, Elastigirl, are forced to hang up their costumes in favor of ordinary lives. Years later, a familiar face begins killing off heroes one by one, and it's up to The Incredibles to stop him. This is another solid and entertaining movie in Pixar's filmography. Brad Bird successfully pulls off the triple-threat of film-making, being credited as writer, director, and voice actor in his movie (his voice work as Edna steals the show). The soundtrack is as fun as it should be for this kind of movie - Michael Giacchino delivers big-time in this regard. The last 40 minutes of this movie really stands out, which is where my negatives start. After a solid opening cinematic showing the days of superhero glory, the movie drops off. While it's entertaining to see superpowered individuals struggle with mundane activities, it gets old after a couple scenes. The bulk of this movie is very void of action - there are even long sequences void of dialogue, which is tricky for a kid's movie. Since there really isn't much to the plot here, I feel like the run length could have been cut down by about 20 minutes to keep the momentum going into the final act, but multiple stealth scenes really drag this movie down. It's all worth sitting through to get to the excitement, though. Watching the kids embrace and develop their powers is thrilling. Overall, The Incredibles is a good movie. Despite many slow patches, there is entertainment value for the whole family, and the message about embracing your individuality resonates with its audience. Give this one a watch! Final grade: B
    Ben B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 04, 2014
    The Incredibles is far more than an entertaining family film. Sure, the film's action and humor will appeal to all audiences, but underneath that, The Incredibles is a wonderful film about family, identity, and our modern society. These deep themes, combined with the hilarious satire of the superhero genre and beautiful animation, makes The Incredibles not only one of the best Pixar films, but also one of the best superhero films.
    Joey T Super Reviewer

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